Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Lead
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 189 220
Rank change year-on-year -24 +31 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 35 52 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.78% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.81% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 37
City of London median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £463 £413 £316
90th Percentile £675 £708 £655
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £23.55
Central London median hourly rate - - £23.55

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Java
2 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (31.43%) Finance
3 11 (31.43%) BDD
4 9 (25.71%) HTML5
4 9 (25.71%) TDD
4 9 (25.71%) HTML
4 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
5 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
7 6 (17.14%) Node.js
7 6 (17.14%) C#
7 6 (17.14%) CSS
7 6 (17.14%) Windows
7 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
7 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
8 5 (14.29%) QA
8 5 (14.29%) Scala
8 5 (14.29%) Web Services
8 5 (14.29%) .NET
8 5 (14.29%) REST
8 5 (14.29%) High Availability
8 5 (14.29%) Akka
8 5 (14.29%) Play Framework
8 5 (14.29%) DevOps
9 4 (11.43%) Coaching
9 4 (11.43%) React

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) NServiceBus
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (5.71%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.86%) Mule
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Force.com
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
1 2 (5.71%) Network Security
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) Big Data
4 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.86%) DTS
5 1 (2.86%) HBase
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.86%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (2.86%) QlikView
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) Grunt
3 2 (5.71%) gulp
3 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.86%) Ant
4 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.86%) Build Forge
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) French Language
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (2.86%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
1 9 (25.71%) HTML
1 9 (25.71%) HTML5
2 6 (17.14%) CSS
2 6 (17.14%) Node.js
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (14.29%) Akka
3 5 (14.29%) Play Framework
3 5 (14.29%) REST
3 5 (14.29%) Web Services
4 4 (11.43%) CSS3
4 4 (11.43%) React
4 4 (11.43%) Redux
4 4 (11.43%) RESTful
4 4 (11.43%) Spring
5 3 (8.57%) Angular 2
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.57%) JSON
5 3 (8.57%) SOAP
5 3 (8.57%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Hedge funds
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) BDD
3 9 (25.71%) TDD
4 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.29%) DevOps
7 5 (14.29%) High Availability
8 4 (11.43%) Coaching
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 4 (11.43%) MVC
8 4 (11.43%) Pair Programming
9 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.57%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.57%) Microservices
9 3 (8.57%) Migration
9 3 (8.57%) SOA
9 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
1 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.14%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Scala
4 3 (8.57%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) TypeScript
5 2 (5.71%) Groovy
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) Docker
3 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.86%) Ambari
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.43%) VMware
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) New Relic
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.86%) Informatica
4 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO